Excerpt from The Title: May, 1944
The only reason why we are publishing a magazine this Spring is to prove conclusively that there is creative writing on campus. Literature does not die in wartime. The creative impulse is too strong. In fact we have found that, if anything, the war mood is conducive to expression. The psychological reaction to war does not necessarily involve hysteria and depression but encourages a more thoughtful examination of life.
We would like the new magazine to reﬂect this trend. This does not mean that we are interested in writing that. Is extremely subjective. Such writing is apt to be heavy and stylized. Nor_do we want to be entirely thoughtful and serious. We are firm believers in the value of humor, Of laughing at Oneself as well as at the world.
With these principles in mind, and urged on by a burst of springtime energy, we decided to publish an issue when, not only our own enthusiasm, but that of the college seemed to demand it. It was not spring alone that made us act, but a real desire to make the first step towards something durable.
To keep the magazine from. Being a temporary thing, we feel that there should be a definite contact between people interested in Bryn Mawr who are already established artists and the students of the college. More experienced writers would not only be an inspiration to younger writers, but would help' maintain a high standard of thought and style. We do not' mean to. Limit our selves to a set genre, but to maintain a higher quality Of material. This would not prevent variety and experiment.
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